9th - 10th Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

The reading comprehension passages below include ninth and tenth grade appropriate reading passages and related questions. Please use any of the printable worksheets (you may duplicate them) in your classroom or at home. Just click on the worksheet title to view details about the PDF and print or download to your computer.

Tension in The Pit and the Pendulum

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Here’s a worksheet on how Poe’s uses structure to create tension in “The Pit and the Pendulum.”

Two Viewpoints: Lee Surrenders to Grant, 1865

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In this worksheet, your student will compare the writings of Ulysses S. Grant with a painting of the surrender of Lee at Appomattox Court House.

Slavery in the Constitution

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Your student can compare different parts of the Constitution that relate to slavery.

Setting the Scene: Great Expectations

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In this worksheet, your student will analyze the setting in a scene from Dickens’ “Great Expectations.”

Abigail Adams: Persuading Her Husband

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Go behind the scenes of the Continental Congress with this point of view worksheet on Abigail Adam’s letter to her husband, John.